Phonon-VLC howto for Qt4.8

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at
Tue Dec 25 05:58:59 GMT 2012

On 24 Dec, yoanis at wrote :
> I'm building a Windows app which displays video files (MOV/MP4 files to be
> more specific). Since the default DirectShow backend it's quite unreliable
> (or it's but only if you have the appropriate codecs package installed), I
> have decided to switch to the phonon-vlc backend. However, I'm a little
> bit loss of what's required to make my Qt app work with the phonon-vlc
> backend.
> I've Google a bit, and from what I get all I need is to drop the
> phonon_vlc.dll on the phonon_backend folder, and then drop the plugins on
> the plugins folder (alone with some more DLLs on the app's root dir). That
> did not work out for me, and after running Dependency Walker it looks like
> my app is still trying to load the DirectShow backend. Do i need to
> compile/link my app agains phonon-vlc?

Did you remove the directshow dll ?

Best regards,

Jean-Baptiste Kempf - +33 672 704 734
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